Guro Dan Inosanto at Tri State Martial Arts Academy

Earlier this month I had the privilege and opportunity to attend Tri State Martial Art’s annual seminar with Guro Dan Inosanto in Levittown, PA.  Hosted by Guro Jeff Jones and his staff, the event was well attended by students and instructors from all around the area and beyond. I remember listening to an interview on … More Guro Dan Inosanto at Tri State Martial Arts Academy

Flashback Friday

This week’s Flashback Friday article (as I missed Throwback Thursday) is “Atienza Kali” by Tuhon Carl Atienza.  Originally published in the Filipino Martial Arts Digest Special Edition, “Filipino Martial Arts at Ang Daga” from 2006 you can still find it online HERE. Atienza Kali by Carl Atienza The respected Grandmasters from the Philippines developed their … More Flashback Friday

Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 There have been some excellent articles, blog posts and interviews recently on many of our very own brothers, seniors and instructors in the Filipino Martial Arts.  It’s no surprise as the systems we train in and teach, develop not only martial skill but … More Iron Sharpens Iron

Slash & Feed

Guz demonstrates Inosanto Kali Doble Daga – Phase 1 counters (Slash and Thrust) for Inosanto Academy angles 1 to 5. The material covered today is Guro Dan’s double knife Abecedario progression, developing line familiarization, parrying and counter cutting (Defanging the Snake). We also worked the Sakay, Cover & Hit and Ordabis series in the Double … More Slash & Feed

Did I Get Him?

This past week’s episode of NCIS: Los Angeles featured a blade sequence designed by Tuhon Rafael Kayanan of Sayoc Kali. Current students, what did you see that Nell employed during this encounter?

Every Day

“That’s why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it, cause we consider these minutes golden.” – Eminem, “Sing for the Moment” Happy New Year!  I returned late last night from an amazing trip back to California.  My family and I made some incredible memories together.  And … More Every Day